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The Unceasing Cessna Hacienda • A stall at this height, with no airspace to recover before impact, would kill the pilot just as surely as a fall would kill the refueler. Nevertheless, the man tasked with refueling lowered the winch until workmen in the truck could reach out and attach the fuel line to its hook. He then raised it back up, inserted the line into the fuel port, and gave the signal to begin pumping. For three long minutes⁠⁠—and a distance of more than three miles⁠⁠—truck and plane were attached by a fragile, flammable umbilical cord until the belly tank was satiated. They then lowered the fuel line, and the Hacienda pulled up and away for another twelve hours of flight. If they were going to beat the record, they would need to refuel like this at least 92 more times.

Retribution is not vengeance, retribution is the price of moving forward.

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  • Princess Cutekitten May 17, 2022, 4:09 PM

    Gerard, “No baby formula for you…” and “It does not escape…” are both linked to the same article.

  • pb May 17, 2022, 8:30 PM

    I am not worthy! lol That’s a lot of stuff!

  • jwm May 18, 2022, 8:34 AM

    “…made the mistake of leaving his trench to have a smoke.”
    Now why would he have to leave the trench to light up? I’m just speculatin’ here, but maybe his Canadian pals were worried about the health hazards from second hand smoke. Another death attributed to Nazis.
    Tobacco Nazis, but Nazis nonetheless.


  • John A. Fleming May 18, 2022, 4:31 PM

    Hmm. 65 days times 24 hours/day equals 1560 hours. Without looking up the standard performance specs of a 1958 Cessna 172, that engine should have been below TBO. They blamed it on carbon buildup. Most GA piston engines these days can be run past TBO just fine, maybe 110% TBO, it’s only when oil consumption suddenly rises or there’s upticks in the metal in the oil that you have finally overhaul it.

    My hot-rod buddies said you have to run an engine flat out every once in a while to burn off the carbon. Since that plane was never taking off, the engine was not running at 100% of rated power.

    Is carbon fouling a real thing? Maybe it was just the spark plugs were fouled.